Monday, July 2, 2012

The Human Camera

This post going talk about a talented  architectural artist- Stephen Wiltshire

He was born on 24 April 1974 is a British Architectural artist in West Indian. He was born in London, England. At the age of 3, he actually has been diagnosed with autism. Autism is a disorder of neural development. People who suffer from this doesn't like social interaction and communication. Meanwhile, his father pass away in an accident. But different from others child, he have the ability to draw from his memory.

At the age of 5, he sent to Queensmill School to express his talent.  At the age of 8, he started to draw imaginary post-earthquake cityscapes and cars. When he was 10, he a series of London landmark with each letters. He called it "London Alphabet".
Here are some example of "London Alphabet" drew by Stephen;

After that, he attended City and Guilds of London Art School. After he graduated, he started to draw accurate and detailed of cityscape. In May 2005, Stephen produced a panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 32.8-foot-long canvas. The only things he do is ride on a helicopter for 20 minutes, look around, and the cityscape is already in his mind. All he have to do is sit down and draw.  He had already drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Dubai, Jerusalem. The most shocking is Rome cityscape. He drew so much detail that the number of columns in the Pantheon is correct.

In 2009, he completed the series of panoramas of New York City. As usual 20 minutes of ride, he sketched the whole view of New York.
Recently, he started his project at Shanghai, China. He had done a lot of amazing artwork
In 2011, he has been made an honorary Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration.

New York.

Personally, i think that human brain are unlimited. Like Stephen, he use his own memory and sketched the whole country. Every pieces of his artwork was inspiring because of the accuracy, detail of each representative historical building. He drew exactly the same. He inspire me to focus on small details when comes to drawing. Toward people that at unfortunate, creativity still remain in their life. The express differently. Such as Stephen, he express it through landscape drawing. People were amaze about it.

All the photo grabbed from Google.

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